Lateral work is HARD! Not only do the lateral movements require a huge degree of balance and flexibility from your horse, but on top of that, moving sideways in the ways that we ask is completely unnatural for horses! Plus, lateral movements also require complex aids that can be hard for the rider to coordinate.

Though the movements may be difficult for both horse and rider, lateral movements have many benefits. For example, movements such as shoulder-in, are great for working on suppleness and beginning collection with your horse. And, many times, even if you're not working up the levels, you may find that it's important your horse knows how to move sideways. Teaching your horse lateral work can help you calm your horse in new situations, stay safe on the trail, and perhaps most importantly, help develop your horse symmetrically so that they stay sound.


Whether you’re having trouble with your lateral movements, are working on introducing them, or perfecting a certain movement for your upcoming show debut, then this workshop is for you! Inside the workshop there are lots of exercises, including:


·      In-hand work/groundwork

·      Walk exercises

·      Video clips of schooling sessions with my horse Kensington

·      And more!


You will also find a great 60-minute lecture about the theory behind lateral work, and a worksheet to fill out as you watch. Plus, once you enroll in the course, you get lifetime access to the content, and the ability to ask me questions anytime!


I’m excited to work with you inside this course!



Your Instructor

As a dressage trainer, my goal is to make good training accessible to everyone who is interested in learning. I want to help YOU "learn, to love your ride!"

~ Amelia

Amelia is passionate about sharing her knowledge of riding, horses and dressage. She has trained numerous horses and riders from Training Levels to the Grand Prix. Dressage is hard and she loves the challenge of educating riders and horses. Amelia has a clear understanding of rider position, how to ride a horse and train the movements.

Unlike many top riders, Amelia was NOT a natural talent and fell off so many times in her early riding days that her instructor nearly told her parents she should quit riding! Perseverance, love of all horses, and determination, not innate talent, is what made Amelia into the rider and horsewoman that she is today. Amelia is incredibly grateful to all the teachers who have helped her on this journey especially Joh Hinnemann, Christine Traurig, Sue Martin, Larry Fleming and Julie Barringer-Richers and of course the thousands of horses she's ridden including Geronimo, Trump, and Harvey.

Amelia enjoys helping each individual student and horse find harmony, trust, and balance. "Nothing is more rewarding than watching one of my students glide harmoniously around the ring together with their horse! This makes my heart soar!" says Amelia.

Amelia hopes to one day represent the U.S.A. on the international circuit and loves training her three horses, Harvey, Kensington and Luigi in Los Angeles, CA. Amelia has her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, She is the winner of the prestigious USEF Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize and a member of the USEF Dressage Development Program.


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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.